The Iceman
The Iceman (2013)

Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award (R) nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 3, 2013
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Critic Score
66%
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63%



Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it deserved stronger direction and a more fully realized script, Michael Shannon's riveting performance in the title role is more than enough to make The Iceman recommended viewing.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Even the always-watchable Shannon can't give much life to Kuklinski's two-dimensional presence: he's little more than a series of murders and pained looks.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

As the body count mounts, the movie begins to spin out of control, but Shannon and Vromen don't let it derail. Their focus keep things from melting down.

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Sam Fragoso
Movie Mezzanine

Lack of originality and insipid screenwriting may soon be read as the autopsy of this actively tiresome genre.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Shannon gets at his character's pent-up torment as well as his efficient disconnect. When his two worlds start to converge -- on his daughter's sweet 16th birthday, no less -- you feel for him.

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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

Michael Shannon is an overpowering actor, and in The Iceman, the best that he can do is wrestle the movie around him to a stalemate.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

It's as though they were in a rush to get so much killing in that they forgot all of the important elements that would make us care. As a consequence, a fascinating story and character have been flattened and turned into a hurried mess.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A true-crime thriller directed with grit, gristle and punchy energy by Ariel Vromen, The Iceman is never less than fascinating, even if things get a little ham-fisted here and there.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's a fascinating subject - the beast that lurks inside the family man - but the movie blows it.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

'Big bad' with a side dish of bats--t crazy is the specialty of Michael Shannon, and so scarily good he is in mining this wheelhouse that one does not dare to complain about him repeating himself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
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three stars...
Chris Weber
Based on actual events, this is a dramatization of the life and career of Richard Kuklinski- one of America's most notorious contract killers. Over the… More
Anthony Lawrie
The Iceman is a great biopic of Richard Kuklinski. Richard Kuklinski was a contract killer. Now this film is no Leon, in fact it's more of a gangster film… More
Manu Gino
Loving husband. Devoted father. Ruthless killer. Decently good mob drama! Michael Shannon giving a strong performance as the hit-man with the calculating and… More
Cynthia S.
Really good account of the real life mob hit man Richard Kuklinski aka "The Iceman". Michael Shannon excels! He has risen on my list of favorite… More
Bruce Bruce
The Iceman a biopic based on New Jersey hit-man Richard Kuklinski who managed to murder at least 100 and possibly up to 250 victims in a span of almost 40… More